RPM for Asthma
Breathing Life into Asthma Care
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that over 27 million people in the US have been diagnosed with asthma – around one in every 12 people. These figures indicate that the US has among the highest rates of clinically diagnosed asthma internationally.
Patients with asthma commonly find their symptoms and risk of a serious asthma attack vary depending on allergens in the air, lifestyle factors, and their environment. This necessitates ongoing remote Asthma monitoring to track the risks of hospitalization and contracting further respiratory illnesses, often airborne, which can be serious.
Wanda Health RPM is a streamlined, efficient solution that allows practitioners to review daily biometrics and assess how well medications and treatments are working as well as benefit from new revenue streams. They can react quickly to any readings that cause concern without putting pressure on time and resources.
Clients and Partners
Why RPM for Asthma
Asthma is a widespread condition, and the level of diligent monitoring considered best practice in asthma care is often impossible to facilitate, particularly for hospitals, specialists, and clinics with large patient cohorts and limited capacity.
In many cases, hospitalizations and emergency asthma care are preventable, where asthma patients may ignore initial symptoms or not recognize that their breathing is worsening until it presents as a medical emergency. Studies have found that RPM for Asthma can reduce admissions to emergency rooms by as much as 55%, where patients can see their measurements on the virtual care platform, alongside circulating these to their practitioner or care team.
Through Wanda RPM, patients with asthma can measure their readings daily, with data transmitted through secure cellular networks directly to their physician or an RPM monitoring service. This solution provides in-depth monitoring, with patient education available through our virtual care platform.
The vast majority of asthma patients administer medications such as inhalers and steroids on a daily basis, so slotting in an RPM reading is accessible, without barriers to care, and ensures a clinician can raise an alert where data signifies a potential emergency.
Actionable insights expediting intervention management
Improves patient understanding and engagement in their treatment plan
Strengthens care coordination and reduces unplanned emergent care needs
Expands revenue potential with new reimbursable services
The Benefits of Using RPM to Manage Asthma Patients
Improved Health Outcomes: With timely data and intervention, patients can experience improved health outcomes. RPM helps prevent complications and hospitalizations by addressing any asthma-related issues before they become severe.
Early Intervention: If a patient diagnosed with asthma submits data demonstrating worsening oxygen intake levels or measurements that could be an early sign of an impending asthma attack, medical professionals can step in while preventing the patient from experiencing the distress of a severe asthma incident.
Empowerment: Patients become more engaged in their healthcare. They gain a better understanding of their condition and how their actions impact it. This empowerment can lead to healthier lifestyle choices.
Peace of Mind: Patients and their families gain peace of mind knowing that their health is being monitored, even between healthcare appointments. This can alleviate anxiety and stress.
For Healthcare Organizations
Diversified Income Sources: Healthcare providers can generate additional revenue by billing for RPM services through insurance reimbursement using CPT codes. Offering RPM services to patients enables you to submit reimbursement claims, thereby boosting your organization's revenue.
Cost Savings: By outsourcing Asthma to a Remote Patient Monitoring company, healthcare practitioners can not only reduce the costs of hospital readmissions, they can cut expenses linked to training consultants, physicians, support staff, and administrative teams on new platforms or software, ensuring cost efficiency.
Better Care Through Actionable Data: Providers can expand their reach, treat more asthma patients, and maximize revenues to improve service delivery further while implementing measures to track daily data.
A Range of Devices: Devices can record vital data such as blood oxygen levels, support real-time symptom management, more personalized lifestyle advice, and patient liaison, and help patients actively participate in their care. Our devices are used across a range of disease programs, from RPM for pain management to remote diabetes monitoring.
Truly Remote Care: Any patient can be referred to an RPM program, ensuring patients in rural areas, without access to a local physician, or who are disengaged with healthcare services can receive the same level of monitoring, taking readings from their own homes and communicating virtually with a clinician or asthma specialist via a virtual care platform.
Wanda Remote Patient Monitoring System Features
IDENTIFY EVENTS 7 DAYS IN ADVANCE
VIDEO CALLS AND IN-PLATFORM SUPPORT
REMINDERS AND SCHEDULES
SYMPTOM TRACKING DASHBOARD
DOCUMENT AND DATA STORAGE
See our RPM Platform in Action
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Who We Work With
Wanda Health works with a large network of healthcare providers, research teams, clinicians, and medical education organizations, exploring the benefits of RPM for asthma management and analyzing the impacts of more accessible forms of patient interaction. We collaborate with:
Primary care bodies, treatment centers, community-based healthcare services, clinicians, hospitals, and specialist asthma facilities using RPM to expand patient reach, reduce hospital admissions, and enhance long-term patient outcomes.
Post-hospital or post-surgical organizations and care providers implementing RPM to ensure patients are recovering well, have the support and education necessary and are following medication regimes or treatment plans as prescribed.
Healthcare organizations and services responsible for tracking prevalent conditions and informing policy and best practice standards to address the economic costs and impact on health services of managing growing patient cohorts presenting with asthma.
Diagnostic and research centers using RPM data to assist with clinical trials, studies, and research projects to determine the efficacy of RPM services as an alternative or addition to conventional healthcare procedures.
We welcome any prospective RPM user to get in touch to request a demonstration of our virtual care platform and RPM devices or to discuss how RPM could assist.
Wanda Health's range of RPM devices are all designed to be FDA compliant while intuitive for any patient to use, with one-touch functionality and without complex set-up or integration instructions that could be a barrier to usage.
RPM BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR
Inflammation levels linked with asthma and asthma that is not adequately treated can lead to an increased risk of heart disease. Spikes in blood pressure can be tracked to prevent heart conditions from developing.
RPM BODY SCALES
Obesity can exacerbate the symptoms of asthma, where patients with weight-related indicators often experience greater respiratory symptoms and require more urgent and emergency care. Practitioners can monitor body weight to identify whether lifestyle changes are having a positive impact.
iPulseOx PULSE OXIMETER
A pulse oximeter is an important tool for asthma management, showing the oxygen saturation present, and is often used for patients across the scope of mild, moderate, and severe asthma.
RPM BLOOD SUGAR MONITOR
Patients with asthma and diabetes often find controlling their blood sugar more complex due to the correlation between asthma attacks and hyperglycemia. Tracing blood sugar can help inform the steroid medications used to prevent asthma attacks.
Practitioners, clinicians, and other medical professionals can select one RPM device for each asthma patient or dispatch multiple devices where patients present with elevated risks.
Highly Effective With Patients
RECOMMENDED BY PATIENTS
96% of patients using Wanda Health as part of their care management services would recommend it to family and friends
VERY SATISFIED PATIENTS
95% of patients were very satisfied using Wanda Health as part of their care management services
91% of patients followed their treatment plan using Wanda Health as part of their are management services
About Wanda Leaders in Digital Healthcare
Wanda Health focuses on RPM implementation across the spectrum of healthcare providers, finding ways to use data-driven analysis to improve the way asthma is diagnosed, controlled, and treated.
From our bases in the UK and the US, we provide turnkey RPM solutions to expedite roll-out, access to medical-grade RPM devices, and collaborations with medical providers and healthcare analysts interested in the advantages of RPM in terms of cost, efficiency, and patient outcome.